Monthly Archives: July 2015

Saudade and Video Games: Part 3

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, we talked about the two custom chips in the Amiga which contributed to the graphical excellence of the platform compared to its competitors. In this part, we will talk a bit about … Continue reading

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Saudade and Video Games: Part 2

The first part of this series was concerned with how one part of the Amiga’s chipset, Angus, helped to make it attractive to the artistic hacking movement known as demoscene. This part concerns another part of the chipset, Denise, and … Continue reading

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Saudade and Video Games: Part 1

The timing of the Amiga’s 30th Anniversary yesterday was fortuitous, as I’ve been planning a series of somewhat reflective essays relating to computer culture as it affected meĀ in the late 80s through 90s. You can consider these a kind of … Continue reading

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30 years of the Amiga

30 years ago, a computer company called Commodore launched the first model in a new range of Personal Computers: the Amiga 1000. Back in the 1980s, there was still wide competition over the very hardware that people used for computing. … Continue reading

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